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The Highland Hideaway

Exclusive luxurious retreat in the Scottish countryside

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EXCLUSIVE CHRISTMAS OFFER - Self-Catering

1 week £8826
3-5 night £6620

If you could give a holiday home a standing ovation then this luxury retreat gets one and a blissful encore! No wonder it has been featured in Elle Decoration!

A Victorian home, recently restored by its owners, John and Suzie; with a style that effortlessly combines 20th century and modern design, imparting luxury and refinement. The soothing dark entrance hall, where you can receive butler service on arrival with drinks, opens out into light filled rooms.

All the rooms showcase exquisite furnishings. These are perfect examples of great design and craftsmanship, with some pieces commissioned especially for the home. A breathtaking piece is the 5.5 metre bronze table designed by Suzie and made by Black Isle Bronze in Nairn - possibly the longest bronze table in the world!

Walking through the house will bring you a sense of peace and curiosity; whether it is the directional lighting showcasing a colorful piece of art to the tactile bathrooms or wonderful throws draped over beds or chairs. There are delightful surprises in store as you walk through the house such a divine Japanese Teak bath and hidden snugs to watch a film or read a book. We won't divulge all here - you must experience for yourself!

The sense of wellbeing within the house flows seamlessly into the wonderful Scottish landscape that wraps the property. Sitting high up in the town of Aberfeldy, overlooking dramatic mountains and sweeping valleys. Enjoy these views framed from within the house or sitting on the lovely outside terrace.

This home is an exclusive use venue and is fully and expertly catered by Ballintaggart Farm, full housekeeping, Butler and concierge services.

Tailored itineraries for guests can be curated, including for example: Salmon Fishing, Trout Fishing, Dewars Whiskey Tasting, Highland Safaris, Loch Tay Safaris, Outdoor Adventure and Walking and Experiential Tours.

Interior layout - Ground Floor
KITCHEN: Spacious, handmade bespoke American Walnut veneer and oak kitchen with island. Features a large gas range stove, an American Style fridge freezer and 2 dish washers. 2 additional fridge freezers in the utility room.

DINING ROOM / DRAWING ROOM
Fabulous bespoke 20 seater dining table, 5.5-metre made from oak and poured bronze. No detail left to chance.
Patio door on to terrace with gorgeous highland views
Drawing room with seating for approx. 16-20 guests. B&B Italia Tufty-Too corner sofa with Oasiq tables.

TV SNUG
Large 48 inch tv screen with: Sky TV; Netflix and X box in Cinema room.

LOUNGE
Seating for approx 12-14 with open wood burning fire

SILVER BIRCH BEDROOM
King-size bed or Twin
Fully accessible shower room (wetroom)

- First Floor
CINEMA ROOM
Comfortable and cosy room with large screen and game console, perfect to unwind and have fun.

8 BEDROOMS
Each bedroom on this floor is en-suite and has a wet room. All bedrooms have a King-size bed (with the exception of HAZEL which features a Kin-size 4 poster bed).

2 of these stunning bedrooms have a free standing bath, while other 2 have a steam room.
WILLOW has a the perfect view of the Tay Valley

(For more information see sleeping arrangements)

Exterior GROUNDS
Spacious terrace with views of Aberfeldy, overlooking the Tay valley.
The property boasts approximately 5 acres of private grounds.

NEARBY
The Highland Hideaway is situated in the attractive market town of Aberfeldy, made famous by the poet Robert Burns. Scotland's first fairtrade town, Aberfeldy offers great produce for locals and visitors to enjoy. From fabulous fine dining to a lovely hearty meals, you will be spoilt for choice thanks to the town's restaurants, pubs and cafes. For adventurers and nature lovers, Aberfeldy has Perthshire’s highest mountain and Scotland’s longest river, with Loch Tay only 6 miles ways, great for water sports.

Accessibility statement - Ground floor suitable for wheelchair users
(1 bedroom with en-suite wetroom)
- First floor not suitable for people with limited mobility

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Location

Directions

The market town of Aberfeldy is easy to reach by car, only 15 mins from the A9, which connects south to north of Scotland. Alma Manor is situated just the end of Aberfeldy, few minutes walk from the town centre.

Parking
  • Free parking (outdoor)

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Guestbook reviews

This house blew me away. The people who designed it have amazing style and vision, the way it was refurbed with unique and high quality materials made the experience of staying here very special.

We enjoyed the vast amounts of space to relax, to eat together at the amazing table, the ease that we could cater in the state of the art kitchen where nothing has been forgotten. So often in a holiday property something is compromised but here nothing was, it was designed with love and felt like a home. The bedrooms are huge with plenty of space to relax, each one has its own fabulous bathroom with candles, lovely bath products. A second lounge/TV den upstairs was perfect for the younger members of the party.

Special mention to Ballintaggart a local caterers/hotel/restaurant business who provided catering services, including dinners, breakfasts and packed lunches with delicious local Scottish farm produce. Their staff were professional and friendly and provided two barbecues, two sit down three course catered dinners and other meals we could cook ourselves, this was the finishing touch and meant all we had to worry about was enjoying ourselves.

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The building is spacious. The restoration and decor are beautifully done, and a pleasure to be around. Lots of good design ideas to borrow!

John was super helpful from booking through to being there.

We used the Ballintaggart team for a full week of catering. They were excellent. The food was great, the provisions interesting and reliable, and the service both overall and in delivering various meals was perfect. Really good team to work with.

We used the house as a base for climbing and walking in both Cairngorm and in Glencoe, both of which are c70-90mins away. We also fished and walked locally. The settlement history in the Tay Valley was interesting, and the Crannog is worth a trip.

This was the most successful and least stressful time we have hosted a family group like this, and I would strongly recommend the house and the caterers.

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This house is truly breathtaking. Twenty of us came to this beautiful location to spoil a special bride to be and the owner pulled out all the stops to ensure our experience was tailored to all of our needs. Every room is luxurious, the finishings are of a high standard and the views are stunning

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The Highland Hideaway

Dun Aluinn is truly a grand house, and the experience of staying there is hard to put into words. This beautiful old building has had many lives, from beloved family run hotel to boys boarding school where the inmates took chunks out of the mahogany panneling and doors. All of this gloriously rich history adds layers to her now carefully restored state. There is no doubt that what you get in Dun Aluinn is a lesson in design that almost aches in it's perfection. Nothing has been rushed, and every carefully placed item has a story; the artdecco drinks cabinet from Barcelona, the red velvet curtains from Susie's Aunts house, the shell chandelier picked up for nothing in the Irish Midlands. There is not one superfluous detail. The design and style is at one with the gentle soul of this house and the experience is ethereal and total. There are countless reasons to stay in a house of grandeur and luxury, but not many will give you an experience that will stay with you for long after.

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The Highland Hideaway

We had a wonderful time in Dun Aluinn. The House was designed to the highest standards, every detail was designed to compliment the refurbishment with no expense spared. We lived in the Lap of Luxury for a couple of days and felt very pampered in our surrounds. It was a short walk to the charming village of Aberfeldy which offered an assortment of coffee shops, restaurants and attractions. I would definitely recommend the Habitat cafe for your morning coffee. There is so much to explore in the stunning countryside and surrounds. Our Hosts John and Susie were so helpful and we really appreciated our time spent here. I would highly recommend Dun Aluinn for an escape to the country and hopefully we will get back there again soon to enjoy more treats!!

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Dun Aluinn is a wonderful property. Stylish and relaxed. Quiet yet within easy reach. It exudes attention to detail. The decor inside is unique in every room and the owners have clearly invested, time, love and capital into creating a wonderful relaxing house. You will encounter the comfiest beds and the best nights sleep. This is again because of the attention to detail. The sumptuous hand made mattresses were sourced from Ireland after the owners had discovered the company when staying in a 5-star hotel. The decor is unique throughout the 9 bedrooms and we had a tour of them all. Our room was delightful, The bathroom would not look out of place in one of the world top hotels. Catering during our stay was provided from Ballintaggart Farm, with wonderful local produce paired with fine wines. Butler service was also provided, and we also enjoyed cocktails from a beautiful vintage drinks cabinet. The house is close to the river Tay and a rich seam of fishing venues for trout, pike, and grayling as well as salmon.
In summary, this property is one of the best in Scotland. No Doubt

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I stayed at Dun Aluinn in November and I have to say it far exceeded my expectations. Wonderful location, amazing house and fabulous attention to detail. Certainly no expense spared. Everything was catered for and loved the finer touches in the bedrooms and bathrooms. They have great catering partners too at Ballintaggart. It was a full immersive luxury experience and I would certainly recommend it. Thank you!

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What a wonderful stay we had at Dun Aluinn! Each bedroom is beautifully decorated with no expense spared in gorgeous designer furniture and super-luxurious comfortable beds. The catering partnership with local culinary heroes Ballintaggart Farm is a match made in heaven! The owners, Susie and John, were warm and gracious hosts and nothing was too much trouble. This is a perfect space for a family get-together or wedding. The location within Aberfeldy is ideal; feeling rural and quiet while still enjoying the amenities the town has to offer a short walk away. Highly recommend!

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Simplicity isn't simple. I select these words carefully to best describe Dun Aluinn House. The attention to detail, the care, the many hours of thought, of pre planning, the selection process, every item in place, nothing forgotten... results in a superb homely environment above all expectations. A place to escape leaving memories that last forever. When you stay there albeit for a short period everything fits in place, it just works, the way you'd expect. Yet to achieve this the effort is immense. And because of such effort our stay was amazing, just easy, simple.... Thx to John and his amazing helpers. A great week with family & friends to bring in the new year in a beautiful location in 1st class style, Aberfeldy and the surrounding area is Scotland at its greatest. We highly recommend Dun Aluinn. Simply the best xxx

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The Highland Hideaway

Dun Alain is a fabulous big house, beautifully furnished and perfect for a big family get together. The bedrooms all have lovely en suites and the beds are so comfortable, several of our group slept better than at home! The downstairs is roomy with a well equipped kitchen. We were welcomed by the friendly, helpful housekeeper with roaring log fires and candles. The owner and housekeeper are immediately responsive to any questions or requirements. We had a wonderful Christmas week here.

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The Highland Hideaway

We stayed at Dun Aluinn in mid-autumn, making the most of the seasonal colours and ideal photogenic location. We were not disappointed; Dun Aluinn offers everything for those with an eye for design looking for a luxurious stay: from amazing architecture, perfect, cosy rooms to snug, private spaces and warm hospitality.

We were also lucky enough to enjoy private dining from local company Ballintaggart - a family-run company cooking up delicious local food at the highest standard.

Perfect getaway for a group of friends or a family looking to enjoy Scotland in tranquillity at a stunning location. Perfect base from which to enjoy beautiful countryside walks and outdoor pursuits.

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The Highland Hideaway

We stayed at Dun Aluinn in mid-autumn, making the most of the seasonal colours and ideal photogenic location. We were not disappointed; Dun Aluinn offers everything for those with an eye for design looking for a luxurious stay: from amazing architecture, perfect, cosy rooms to snug, private spaces and warm hospitality.

We were also lucky enough to enjoy private dining from local company Ballintaggart - a family-run company cooking up delicious local food at the highest standard.

Perfect getaway for a group of friends or a family looking to enjoy Scotland in tranquillity at a stunning location. Perfect base from which to enjoy beautiful countryside walks and outdoor pursuits.

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The Highland Hideaway

Dun Aluinn is an exquisitely refurbished mansion in beautiful Aberfeldy Perthshire. We recently stayed here and can testify that there has been no expense spared on the refurbishment. The modern décor reflects the buildings’ history with the original woodwork and fireplaces all intact. The added bonus is the use of a butler and I couldn’t reccomend it highly enough.

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